‘Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.’ ~Winston Churchill. The words are as true today as when Churchill uttered them in 1948 or George Santayana when he originally said essentially the same thing in 1905. Yet, major organizations, those with no stake in politics, are taking political sides and alienating their consumers in the process. Perhaps the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods was just ignorant of his consumer base or Yeti made a miscalculation when it cut ties with the NRA. However, when it comes to NASCAR taking an anti-gun approach, it simply baffles the imagination as to who is calling the shots and how out of touch they are with their fan base. [Read more…] about NASCAR Rejects Gun Ads, Cites “Gradual Shift” on Guns
The shootings in Dayton and El Paso were horrible events. People who were going about their lives were gunned down by deranged “people.” The fallen are a continued source of pain to those who miss them. The wounded will have mental and physical scars for the rest of their lives. My heart goes out to the families of the dead, the wounded, and those who were traumatized by being there, even if a bullet did not find them. [Read more…] about Self-Defense: We Must Do “Something”
Mrgunsngear on Instagram has posted a helluva question—I’ll rephrase it a bit to expand on the premise, “Are you really ready to confront a mass shooter… an armed, determined individual who is intent on committing mass murder and most likely looking to die anyway?” The answer is anything but simple. [Read more…] about Are You Ready to Confront a Mass Shooter?
MISSOULA, MT (July 16, 2019) — The Boone and Crockett Club released a position statement today in light of California’s statewide ban on lead ammunition for hunters, which took effect on July 1, 2019. Triggered by concerns for the endangered California condor, which inhabit some regions of the state, a bill was signed into law in October 2013 banning all lead ammunition for the taking of game anywhere in the state. [Read more…] about Boone and Crockett Releases Lead Ammunition Statement
Syndicated advice columnist Amy Dickinson has ignited something of a tempest by publishing a hysteria-laden inquiry from the father of a 24-year-old woman who, he discovered, owns a handgun and hollowpoint ammunition, which Dickinson incredibly suggested is “explosive.” [Read more…] about Advice Columnist: Don’t Offer Advice on Guns
After years of murders, kidnappings, and heists, the lawless sea near the Horn of Africa seems to be getting worse. A Dubai firm is capitalizing on these pirate infested waters with a strange new form of pirate tourism. The tour company, Dubai based Seahunters LLC, sells both 7 and 14 day cruises embarking from Salalah, Oman and Abu Dhabi, UAE. Unlike the quintessential cruise, the cruisers do not board in hopes of devouring mid-morning nacho buffets or snorkeling with dolphins. These cruisers board in hopes of embarking on a hunting trip with the most taboo of target – humans. [Read more…] about Let’s Go Pirate Hunting — New Tourism
Veteran conservative Seattle radio personality John Carlson could just as easily have kicked a hornet’s nest when he wrote in his column at the left-leaning “Crosscut” online news magazine that arming school officials “might not be a bad idea.” [Read more…] about Why Arming Teachers Might Be Good Idea
The following video is a lunch talk given by David Yamane, Professor of Sociology at Wake Forest University, to the National Firearms Law Seminar in Indianapolis, IN on 26 April 2019. Professor Yamane talks about his journey from being a card carrying liberal snowflake college professor to being a card carry liberal snowflake gun owner, and the lessons he has learned about gun culture along the way. [Read more…] about How a Card Carrying Liberal Professor Became a Card Carry Liberal Armed American
Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens is at it again with a new book, in which he evidently revives his philosophical battle against the Second Amendment, as detailed in reviews appearing in the New York Times and Washington Post. [Read more…] about District of Columbia v. Heller: “Unquestionably the most clearly incorrect decision…”
As House Democrats continue hounding the Trump administration following the embarrassment of the “no-smoking-gun” Mueller report, polls show that popularity for President Trump among voters remains high, which might be linked to recent good economic news. At the same time, however, leading Democrat contenders for the 2020 Presidential election are either pushing for more gun control or remaining suspiciously silent. [Read more…] about Trump Popularity Remains Strong, Dems Push Gun Control
The Daily Mail is reporting that a new edition of “Obama: The Call of History” says former president Barack Obama felt a “personal insult” when Donald Trump, rather than Hillary Rodham Clinton, replaced him in the White House, and worried about his “legacy.” [Read more…] about Obama Worried About ‘Legacy,’ Says Book; Trump Economy Smashing It
There has been a lot of talk in the news, the blogosphere, and pretty much everywhere else about the fire at Notre Dame. The fire was a bad thing, a very bad thing. Some of the discussion was good, some was ignorant, some just a bunch of hand wavium. [Read more…] about The Great Burning of the U.S. Republic
Former Vice President ‘Shotgun’ Joe Biden, a Democrat, will reportedly enter the race for the White House within days, according to the Washington Times, and one of the consequences just might be that Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, running last in a field of 15 candidates, will get bumped out of every news cycle outside of Seattle and Olympia. [Read more…] about ‘Shotgun’ Joe Biden Will Enter 2020 Presidential Race — Report
Washington State gun owners who surrendered their bump stocks in exchange for financial compensation (buyback) from the state are sounding alarms since learning of a Public Records Act (PRA) request from an individual seeking their names and addresses in order to build a database and publicly reveal their identities. [Read more…] about Release the Identities After the Buyback?
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that in a single 24-hour period over the past weekend, 24 people were shot in the Windy City, including three adults who died, and that likely brings the 2019 body count to 90-plus. [Read more…] about More Gun Control Laws? Look at Chicago…
Classically, there are considered to be four boxes of Liberty. The four in ascending order of vigor are soap box, ballot box, jury box, and bullet box. Each deserves a bit of discussion here before we get what lies beyond them. [Read more…] about The Four Boxes of Liberty
Even before Seattle Police investigators have been able to determine a motive for Wednesday’s wild shooting spree in the Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood, a member of the Seattle City Council tweeted, “We must have stronger gun control laws,” as if one more law might have prevented the chaos. [Read more…] about Gun Control Push Exploits Tragedy
In order to lead, one must have an idea and a method for implementation. There are several things that resemble leadership; but, only one actually is. If you start with an idea, build it, and create a following; that is actual leadership. The process starts with an idea. That idea may be a good one or it may not. An example of a good idea and leadership: [Read more…] about Op-Ed: We Need Leadership, but Do We Have It?
Destroy the Second Amendment, Then Target the First Amendment… Oh wait; Democrat, Florida State Senator Jason Pizzo, isn’t willing to wait on that process. He is going directly after the First Amendment as a means of destroying the Second Amendment via gun images. [Read more…] about Illegal Gun Images
There are many reasons for training. Training is a serious business but also a profitable business for many. A few genuinely train to save lives. Others train and go through the motions and seem to have lost contact with the reason we train. I maintain that training often reflects the individual’s personal values. [Read more…] about Op-ed: Training and Values for Concealed Carry